Mirador de Samara
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After searching all over Samara for "affordable" (read: under $100 for 4 people), we were happy to find Mirador de Samara. I admit to being a bit skeptical by the "no need for a/c, as we get nice winds up high here". However, the truth had been spoken. We had 2 very comfortable nights with no a/c in our VERY spacious one bedroom condo with a SWEET view of all of Samara. Pool was clean, condo was bug free, water was hot, room fit the budget. Happy campers
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Spent Xmas week here w/our dear friends the Riley's (Russ, Lis, Brynn, and Cate). They had been in Monteverde before heading down to Samara and we randomly ran into them on the highway. We had planned on meeting at the house in Samara but had our big reunion on the side of the road in Nicoya. Crazy! We rented a lovely house w/the Riley's overlooking the ocean. Ate our meals at the house under the "rancho" (covered patio) which had an amazing view! However, first ...
... expensive. $55 per person to go, we couldn't believe it, as I said we had budgeted for it to be Thailand cheap but we have definitely found they are in no way comparable. My research 6 months ago has failed for the first time all trip! We're not starving though we can survive happily but won't be charging around doing all activities under the sun. Hotel prices are good but food is expensive and transport is extortionate. The other problem is the rain, it would make it impossible ...
... was around the curve. Could it be? Yep, 2 hours, several miles, 1 broken bike, and a sliced finger later, we were home. I left the bike in the rack, walked up to the hotel front desk with the bloody sarong and hand out stretched. All eyes were on us as we must have looked like zombies from hell. Within minutes we both dropped our shorts and fell into the pool (yes we had suits on). I didn't care that I had blood all over...I just needed instant cooling relief.
We started the eventful day off bright and early at 7:00 AM. We headed to the kitchen to eat our breakfast, gallo pinto. It was a delicious mixture of beans, rice, and eggs with a slice of bread on the side. After we washed our dishes, we grabbed our Bibles and water bottles and lathered on some bug spray. Next, we piled into the van and headed to a beautiful area to have our devotions. The area had a tranquil lake surrounded by trees, cattle, oxen, horses, ...
... as my dad would say, and my "woohoo" screams turned into little scared yelps. All alone out there, high above the canopy it really was surreal… the views were absolutely incredible, and seeing our shadows way down below, we looked like tiny birds flying.
The two superman lines were definitely the best, and they seemed to go on forever! The 360 degree view from the line was unbelievable! Flying down the last zipline ...